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Lily Ray
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(published by Firth Pond & Co., N. Y., 1850)
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While in their sunny bowers,
Sweet birds rejoice,
Mingling with budding flowers,
Loves gentle voice,
Grief, to thy memory
Tuneth a lay,
Lovely departed one,
Sweet Lily Ray
Lovely departed one,
Sweet Lily Ray.
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When slumber’s dreamy light
O’er me is thrown,
Calling in visions bright,
Days that are gone,
While round my drooping heart,
Joy seems to play,
Fondly I dream of thee,
Sweet Lily Ray
Fondly I dream of thee,
Sweet Lily Ray
When liquid melody
Falls on mine ear,
Then I impulsively
Deem thou art near;
But when a gentle form
Passeth away,
Sadly I mourn for thee,
Sweet Lily Ray
Sadly I mourn for thee,
Sweet Lily Ray.
   
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